Sunday, August 13, 2006


I've been beginning to believe that Bush has wimped out on the GWOT. Assad, Nasrallah, alSadr, Kimjongil; and Ahmadinejad all seem to be thumbing their noses at him. Bill Quick makes a good case; excerpt:
Think about those words [uttered by Bush in the days after 9/11]:
"Our enemy is...terrorists...and every government that supports them." "Any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime." "States like these [Iraq, Iran, North Korea] constitute an axis of evil." "The United States of America will not permit the world's most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world's most destructive weapons."
I cheered those words. I was glad I had voted for Bush, and not for Al Gore. I looked forward to President George Bush making good on his words and defending our nation against the nations of the axis of evil, and the terrorists they and others supported.

The first administration of the first century of the American Third Millennium will, in my estimation, be remembered as one of the biggest failures of that century. Bush's great failure was, not invading Iraq, but not weathering the adversity that followed through acts of real leadership, and then pressing on with the necessary military destruction of the other regimes he, himself, named as most dangerous five years ago.
I agree with a lot of this post; RTWT. My problem with condemning Bush is that there doesn't seem to be any one more hawkish around who can get elected in 2008.

MURAVCHIK makes a good case for Bush, (via POWER LINE).

Me, I think we need another Churchill or FDR or Truman - men willing to "fire-bomb" the modern day equivalents of Dresden and Tokyo and even drop the big one if we need to. They knew what victory was, and what it took.

Of all the potential candiates only Rudy has proven he can withstand the relentless Left-wing political slander and weather the worst terrorist attacks.

1 comment:

The Popinjay said...

You nailed it. Rudy is the only real choice for Prez that I see.